first_imgAP3 said it had no fixed target for investment through the joint venture, and that the amount it invested would depend on the investment opportunities presenting themselves.The joint venture will see Balder and AP3 investing equally and having equal ownership of the assets.The new residential company will focus mainly on producing rental properties in growth areas within Sweden, including the country’s three metropolitan regions, as well as other areas where the population is growing.It said the property development would concentrate on being environmentally friendly.Erik Selin, chief executive at Balder and its main owner, said it was important for the company to co-invest with a player such as AP3, which, like Balder, took a long-term view on investment.“The constellation becomes strong and opens up many possibilities,” he said.In other news, Danish labour-market pension fund PensionDanmark is buying commercial properties in the cities of Aalborg and Copenhagen.The DKK171bn (€22.9bn) pension fund has bought a 7,000sqm property in Aalborg and a 26,000sqm property in the Østerbro district of Copenhagen.The Aalborg property was bought from real estate firm Nordjyske Ejendomme, and the Østerbro building was sold by Danske Bank.PensionDanmark did not disclose the value of the deals.The largest tenants of the buildings include the Appeals Board (Ankestyrelsen), as well as corporates Egmont and Danske Bank.Karsten Withington Brink, deputy director at PensionDanmark, said: “We are continually working to expand our portfolio with well-located commercial properties with solid tenants on long leases.”The pension fund made two other property investments in Aalborg recently – Alfa Laval’s new headquarters and the building housing IT firm KMD. Swedish pensions buffer fund AP3 is taking a first step into the residential property market forming a joint venture to invest in domestic residential property with listed real estate firm Balder.Kerstin Hessius, chief executive of the SEK304bn (€32.7bn) Gothenburg-based pension fund, said: “We see good opportunities in developing our Swedish property portfolio with residential together with Balder, a well-established company in the sector.”She said the strong population growth expected in Sweden meant there was a big need for more provision of residential accommodation.Although AP3 holds more than 13% of its assets, or SEK41.1bn, in real estate, so far it has never invested in the residential sector.last_img read more

first_imgForbes 24 Sept 2013In the United States, we’re all familiar with the so-called “marriage penalty” – but what about the divorce tax?Russia is considering upping the tax on splitting up to 30,000 rubles ($941 US) from the current rate of 400 rubles ($13 US). The increase of nearly 7500% has two goals: raising revenue and discouraging divorce.The tax increase could put more than 19 billion rubles ($595 million US) back into the Russian treasury each year. That would help plug holes in the budget as concerns about Russia’s deficit continue to mount: current projections indicate that the country’s deficit will clock in at 650 billion rubles ($20.4 billion US) in 2014. The revenue raised from boosting the divorce tax would cover about 4% of the lag. Since spending is already set for 2014 and 2015 (that’s right: Russia has an actual budget on paper and we don’t), the deficit will continue to grow if there isn’t offsetting revenue – the trick, then, is to find more money.In addition to raising revenue, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has another consideration: growing conservative values. Making divorce more difficult, Medvedev reasons, makes it less likely that Russians will rush into marriage without thinking about it a little more beforehand. It may well work: the proposed tax would be more than the average monthly salary in Russia.It’s all part of the rush to morality for the country over the past few months, including a ban on homosexual “propaganda” authored by Yelena Mizulina, the head of the Committee on Family, Women and Children in the Russian Parliament. Mizulina is also at the forefront of the divorce tax, meant to stifle Russia’s “moral and demographic decline.” Mizulina’s colleague, Olga Batalina, made it clear that “a family is a marriage between a man and a woman with children, preferably at least three.” read more

first_img Share Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Valley Constituency, Dr. Colin McIntyre Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Valley Constituency Dr. Colin McIntyre is describing a ground breaking ceremony for the drilling geothermal test well at Laudat as a key towards Dominica’s energy security and economic growth.He told the official ground breaking ceremony in Laudat on Monday, that his constituency holds the greatest potential for the exploration and production of geothermal energy in Dominica and possibly the Eastern Caribbean.“This is serious business and energy to the next level. I am particularly impressed with the geothermal development energy project because of its potentially sound attribute to the environment of holding the image of the nature island as the premiere eco tourism destination as well as its expected positive impact on the country’s economy,” he said.He said the success of the exploration will greatly reduce the country’s dependence on imported fossil fuel for the generation of electricity.“In fact it is expected that in the long term, the high cost associated with the importation of fuel into Dominica for the generation of electricity will virtually disappear. We should also be reminded that the journey towards enjoying actual benefits of geothermal energy occurs in difference stages and today marks one stage,” he said. Dr. McIntyre also noted that the people of Laudat will benefit with the creation of jobs.“Many job opportunities have been created so far, for taxi drivers, heavy machine operators, security officers and a noticeable increase in revenue for vendors in Laudat,” he further explained.“Improvements have been made to the village roads and further enhancements will be made in the future,” Dr. McIntyre added.Meantime representative from the Organization of the American States (OAS) Michael Bejos said the OAS has secured funding to initiative a regional geothermal program designed to tackle several of the outstanding hurdles in the area of geothermal development.“The OAS continues to support Dominica’s geothermal development. We have worked with the Word Bank to finalize the geothermal resource law, we are supporting efforts for interconnection within the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique and we will continue to support Dominica’s efforts for geothermal development,” he said.The OAS representative also gave his organizations’ commitment to further assist the government in its needs for support.Dominica Vibes News Share 51 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share LocalNews Laudat residents told they will benefit from drilling test wells in their community by: – December 6, 2011 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

first_imgArea Basketball Scores.Saturday  (1-21)Boys Scores.East Central  62     Harrison  46Connersville  59     Batesville  32Oldenburg  48     Knightstown  28Franklin County  54     Milan  48Greensburg  80     South Decatur  63Lawrenceburg  55     Jac-Cen-Del  39Union County  63     North Decatur  60Hauser  61     Crothersville  47Edinburgh  59     Rising Sun  54Austin  56     SW Hanover  54Jennings County  75     South Dearborn  64Rushville  63     Morristown  49Girls Scores.Greensburg  57     Batesville  42Lady Bulldogs Win JV Game 49-15East Central  71     Lawrenceburg  39South Ripley  56     Milan  16Shawe Memorial  73     Rising Sun  42Rushville  46     Connersville  31Switz. County  73     South Decatur  58Eastern Hancock  83     Waldron  61last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the signing of Erling Haaland from RB Salzburg. The Norwegian striker is seen as one of Europe’s brightest young prospects, and had been heavily linked with Manchester United. However, the 19-year-old has penned a contract until 2024 with the Bundesliga side, who have an excellent reputation for developing young talent. Haaland has scored an incredible 28 goals in 22 appearances in all competitions for the Austrian side so far this season, while also racking up seven assists. He has excelled in the Champions League, scoring eight times in six group games, making him the competition’s second highest scorer behind Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski, though his side failed to qualify for the knockout stages. The news will come as a blow to United, who are known to be in the market for a striker, having failed to sign a replacement for Romelu Lukaku when the Belgian left for Inter Milan this summer.Tags: Borussia DortmundBundesligaErling HaalandManchester UnitedRB Salzburglast_img read more

first_imgReports however have it that the 20-year-old had already verbally agreed to complete a summer switch to AC Milan before heading to LOSC Lille on loan for the 2019/20 campaign.The decision to loan him to Lille is for him to get sufficient game time to aid his growth and the deal is expected to be rubber stamped in the summer, when his loan deal with Charleroi expires in the summer.Charleroi are due for some compensation from Wolfsburg to wipe out the option they have on signing him permanently after his loan spell expires.Southampton are said to be bent on luring him to St Mary’s Stadium this summer and are confident of the player successfully obtaining a work permit.Osimhen is still held in high esteem by Wolfsburg and is likely to be a man in demand this summer and the Bundesliga club would likely ask for a fee worth £20 million for the Nigerian attacker. Southampton are really pressing to have a new striker in their fold next season considering the injury problems their attackers were confronted with last season.Not one of Southampton’s current forward options have gone without niggling injury problems this season. Danny Ings and Michael Obafemi’s respective hamstring woes are well documented, Shane Long often sustains knocks, and Charlie Austin is not a reliable option.Southampton have identified the young forward as a player for their team for next season and are confident of him securing a work permit using the other means bar the number of appearances for the senior national team of Nigeria.In 2016, Osimhen turned down a move to Arsenal after Arsene Wenger had revealed he was close to bringing him to the Emirates, but his family and representatives chose the German club ahead of the Gunners.“It’s true that a big team like Arsenal wanted me and I feel honoured to be invited over. But personally I feel Wolfsburg is a ladder for me to reach my professional goals,” Osimhen had told BBC Sport.“Yes Arsenal is a good team for young players but Wolfsburg is the best club for me. This is the best place for me to learn and develop because my heart is here with Wolfsburg. The club’s plan for my career is very encouraging and I believe with God on my side I can grow to become one of the best players in the world,” he had revealed.His impressive form at Charleroi earned him a recall to the Super Eagles squad for the 2019 Nations Cup qualifier against South Africa and he also started in 0-0 friendly draw against Uganda in Asaba.“My confidence level was very low at some point and what going out on loan to Charleroi has done for me is unexplainable,” Osimhen he said.“It was tough in Germany because of the high expectations – some people started doubting me and also pushed me to start doubting myself as well.“The football in Belgium has helped, I also have a wonderful group of players around me and the coaching crew has been great with me.“As a young player, you hear people comparing you to other stars that emerged from the under-17 World Cup and never fulfilled their potential.“But now at Charleroi I have comfortably found my happiness again, and I thank everyone in Belgium and at Wolfsburg for the opportunity and support.”Osimhen was the top scorer as Nigeria clinched a fifth Under-17 World Cup title in 2015 with 10 goals in Chile, which saw him win the Golden Boot and Silver Ball.After the tournament he decided against joining English side Arsenal, to sign with the 2009 German champions Wolfsburg in January 2016, but injuries restricted him to 16 appearances for the club in all competitions.Despite being a part of the squad for two years, his lack of games meant he missed out of the 2018 World Cup with Nigeria.“I am still young and I think it wasn’t meant to be, but I can still look forward to the future,” he added.“I thank Coach Gernot Rohr for the opportunity to return to the squad and I hope to keep working hard to stay in his plans.”On the back of his impressive performance at 2015 U-17 World Cup with the Nigerian emerging the top scorer to claim both the Golden Boot and Silver Ball, the attacker joined the former German Bundesliga champions.However, the 19-year-old failed to settle into the Wolves’ senior set-up amid injury struggles and was shipped on loan to Charleroi this summer.Since moving to Belgium, the youngster has rediscovered his form, scoring seven goals in 12 outings across all competitions.The rise to prominence of Osimhen looked set to address a long-standing problem of Nigerian football: the lack of a dead-eye centre-forward. Not since the passing of Rashidi Yekini, the famed Super Eagles goleador has there been anything close to a sure thing, a player with the ability to ruthlessly home in on goal.A move to Germany always seemed a problematic fit, as Wolfsburg, whom he joined, are lacking in stability, and have been for quite a while. The constant upheaval, both managerially and administratively, would provide no kind of proper environment for fostering a promising young player.It seems now as though the intervening period has been rather wasted, as has some of his lustre. The German side was eager to farm him out in the summer, and he suffered the indignity of a number of trials in Belgium and the Netherlands, before finally earning a loan move to Charleroi. Not the most auspicious of clubs then or even manner of arrival, given his promise and the fact that he was still only 19.That is not to say that Osimhen is that ood; merely that he may be ready now to lead and if flights of fancy are acceptable, then how far off an invitation to the senior national team is he?Rohr extended invitations to him in his early days as Super Eagles boss, all the while the 19-year-old was barely getting minutes at Wolfsburg.There really is something there and while there are still a few rough edges, the diamond is just starting to peak out. What however is not clear is which club Osimhen will star for next season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Victor Osimhen He has no doubt had a good season with Charleroi culminating into his being linked with several clubs, including AC Milan and city rivals-Inter Milan. With Southampton now joining the fray, the big question is-where will Victor Osimhen ply his trade next seasons? Victor Osimhen was heavily linked to join AC Milan in the last winter transfer window but it was not to be, while city rival-Inter Milan was touting him to replace their wantaway striker and captain, Mauro Icadi at the end of the season. However, English Premier League side Southampton are said to have joined the race to sign the VfL Wolfsburg striker, Victor Osimhen this summer.Osimhen has spent the season on loan in Belgium playing for Charleroi, where he has flourished, finding the back of the net on 16 occasions in all competitions this season. last_img read more

first_img Published on September 30, 2013 at 1:35 am Contact Eric: The buzzer sounded as the final shot of the game ricocheted off the stick of sophomore goaltender Julie Bengis.The weak attempt marked the end of Syracuse’s 3-1 victory over Canada’s University of Guelph on Friday at Tennity Ice Pavilion. The Orange won its only game of the preseason behind a strong performance from its goalies.Prior to Friday’s preseason matchup, the Gryphons had cruised to 16 straight victories dating back to last season.On a day that was relatively one-sided, head coach Paul Flanagan gave all three goalies a try. Each played one period, splitting time evenly.“It’s nice when you can coach a game and every single player plays,” Flanagan said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSenior Kallie Billadeau got the start in net for the Orange, coming off an excellent junior campaign. She stopped all eight shots she faced in a strong performance.It took about half a period for both teams to really get their feet under them. Guelph’s first chance, and the first true chance of the game, came 10 minutes into the first period. Syracuse committed a neutral-zone turnover, leading to a breakaway for Gryphons’ winger Amanda Parkins.Another chance for Guelph in the first period came on another SU turnover in the neutral zone. The second major mistake for the Orange turned into a promising two-on-one for the Gryphons. Billadeau made a fantastic glove save, keeping Syracuse on top 1-0.“It felt great,” Billadeau said. “I thought we played pretty well after having only five practices under our belt. It was a lot of fun.”Second-string goalie Jenesica Drinkwater also saw playing time. Drinkwater let in the lone goal of the game for the Gryphons — an unassisted effort by Parkins.But not all was bad for Drinkwater. She stopped 11-of-12 shots she faced and just three minutes into her shift made a sprawling, highlight-reel save to stop the Gryphons.“I thought Jenesica did a good job as well,” Flanagan said. “The shot that beat her was a good shot. She backed in a little bit but her defensemen were backed in so she did the right thing.”SU’s third-string goalie Bengis also got her chance. Bengis played well, shutting out Guelph in the third period and turning away the six shots she faced. When Billadeau and Drinkwater graduate, Bengis will be expected to take over.Bengis doesn’t get a lot of playing time, Flanagan said, so it was a good opportunity for her to showcase her abilities.Her brightest moment came on an early power play for Guelph. A penalty just three minutes into the third period put some stress on Bengis, but she responded well and stopped a flurry of shots during the power play. Bengis made a save, gliding across the crease and stopping a rebound in front of the net.“She played awesome,” Billadeau said. “She was completely cold going into the third period. It’s really tough. She made some great saves.”Maturity and gaining experience are two things Billadeau hopes Bengis can work on as the season goes along. Having a star goaltender like Billadeau as a teammate truly does help Bengis’ maturation process, the sophomore believes.Flanagan is on board, as well.“It’s there for Julie to take,” Flanagan said. “She’s been a great understudy. She will hopefully get some more time this year as well. She’s a great kid.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgLOUISVILLE, Ky. — It’s not presumable, or even probable, but Syracuse’s win last night proved it was possible.SU (16-8, 5-6 Atlantic Coast) beat Louisville (16-8, 6-5), 78-73, on Monday night in the KFC Yum! Center more than two days after its worst offensive performance in Carrier Dome history. It showed this team possesses the ability to possibly climb out of the deep hole it dug for itself. It showed a glimmer of hope for this team to end up in the NCAA Tournament. Just a glimmer.This is still the team that dug the hole in the first place, the same team with the same issues from a week ago in Atlanta and the same team that ranks near the bottom of the country in many offensive categories. One night catching fire from the field isn’t a cure-all.Syracuse’s position on the bubble is unclear because so many games remain, but this win unquestionably gave it more room for error. Bracketologist Patrick Stevens stressed it was too early to compare resumes, but he said before the UofL game, the Orange had only beaten two teams likely to make the Tournament — Buffalo and Iona — and those were not the foundation of a successful at-large bid. Now, things have changed.“While this probably is not a vintage Louisville team,” he said, “this win is still more than something last year’s Syracuse team was able to accomplish away from home. Still, I see Syracuse as very, very borderline.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on February 6, 2018 at 11:53 pm After No. 2 Virginia smothered Syracuse on Saturday, and Syracuse beat itself at Georgia Tech three days before, head coach Jim Boeheim understood the particular importance of the UofL game. Previously, Boeheim had stressed the magnitude of different games throughout the season in private, like in a lengthy coaches meeting after Wake Forest. But he publicly dismissed concerns, like after his team missed shots at the end of regulation and the first overtime and eventually lost at Florida State.“Who cares?” he said then about a slow start to conference play’s impact on the team’s postseason chances. “You got a whole (ACC) season … Anything can happen. Who cares? It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter.”As recently as the UVA loss, though, Boeheim felt the urgency. After that game, he gathered his players and told them straight-up how big the Louisville game was. For at least one night, his team responded. And though Boeheim appeared more relaxed than he had since the start of conference play at the podium in Louisville, he understood the pressure hasn’t subsided.When asked about the importance of getting a road win, he said, “We need wins. We need wins anywhere. Road’s good. We need wins. … We let a couple slip away (earlier this season) and this makes up certainly for one of those. We’re fortunate to come in here and get this win.”Causes for concern still bubbled up in the victory: Syracuse has seven scholarship players available. It barely tip-toed past foul trouble. Its third scoring option, Oshae Brissett, shot well from 3 but still struggled to finish at the rim. SU knew from the scouting report that Louisville would use its size to abuse the low-post, but it still couldn’t stop them.In the end, though, the Orange won. Freshman forward Marek Dolezaj played perhaps the best game of his career and the guards, Frank Howard and Tyus Battle, combined for 47 points and were everything they needed to be.“We’ve got a team full of soldiers and we’ll keep fighting ’til the end,” Howard said about this game’s impact on the NCAA Tournament. “No matter what everyone says, (we’ll fight). That’s what the people want. People want wins.”Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerThe most important thing this win does is provide Syracuse with a second ACC road win, its first against a competitive team and its first in a challenging environment.“It’s one less thing they have to do in the last closing stretch or ACC tournament,” Stevens said. “It alleviates the pressure of those (remaining) road games. It’s one piece of the puzzle they don’t have to worry about later.”Sophomore guard Tyus Battle knows this as well as anyone. He started in the second half of last season on an 18-14 team that the selection committee gave the thumbs down because of its lack of road victories. When asked about the importance of this Louisville win, he at first demurred, saying, “Any ACC win is good … to make an NCAA push.” But then he acknowledged its importance.“(Road wins) mean a lot,” he said. “Not too many teams win too much on the road in the ACC, so this means a lot. Road wins, those are really key.”The catch: This UofL win only brings SU’s ACC road win total to two, matching the number of road wins from last season. To nudge even further into the Tournament field and off the bubble, Syracuse needs one more road win out of its three remaining at Miami, Duke or Boston College.No matter the location, wins will not come easy down the stretch. Yes, Louisville is a Top 25 team in the nation for defensive efficiency, according to, but Syracuse’s offense exploded after UofL interim head coach David Padgett inexplicably decided to employ a full-court press against one of the nation’s worst half-court offenses.With Padgett extending the court — which forced a single Syracuse turnover — the Orange piled onto the Cardinals’ worst defensive stretch of the season. In its last four contests, including against the Orange, the usually stingy Cardinals have allowed opponents to shoot 45 percent from the field or better in each game.None the above invalidates a young Syracuse team hamstrung by injuries and foul trouble gritting out a win in one of the ACC’s toughest venues. It provides context on why this offensive outburst likely will not be the new normal. It illustrates the need for Syracuse to avoid stagnation by moving the ball, to try and beef up its interior defense, to creatively solve the problems its short bench presents with foul trouble.But, just as the game ended on Monday night, none of those thoughts mattered. The only thing of any importance to fans was the win.In the KFC Yum! Center, one of the few fans in an orange jersey leapt in the crowd and hustled down the arena’s steps toward the court. He wore No. 15 and clapped furiously, his eyes following the Syracuse team as it walked off the floor. Another fan passed him walking in the other direction.“Long way to go,” he said.“Yeah,” the first fan said.Then, as if he hadn’t really heard the second fan at all, he kept clapping.Sam Fortier is a senior staff writer for The Daily Orange where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at or @Sam4TR. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgWilfred-Ndidi Duro Ikhazuagbe with agency reportSuper Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, is set for a historic 70th appearance in the English Premier League for Leicester City tomorrow when they host Cardiff City in a match-day 21 game at the King Power Stadium.Leicester is seventh on the log behind Manchester United on 28 points from 19 matches. The former RC Genk player in Belgium’s topflight joined the Foxes from in January window of 2017.The combative midfielder has succeeded in establishing himself as a key player for Leicester City, starting 68 of the 69 games he has played for the club in the Premier League.He made his debut on January 14, 2017 in the Foxes’ 3-0 loss to Chelsea.On Saturday, the Nigerian will be seeking to make his 19th start in 20 appearances for Leicester City so far this term and possibly add to the only goal he has scored this season.The Nigerian starred in the back-to-back wins against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend and Manchester City on Boxing Day and a third victory on the bounce will give him his 27th win in the EPL in 70 games.Ndidi has been yellow carded 10 times and got the marching order twice.In April this year, Ndidi beat compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho, Demarai Gray and Ben Chilwell to emerge as the best young player at Leicester City.It was the second time Ndidi will win the young player award after he won it in his first season.Interestingly, while Ndidi is enjoying regular playtime, his Super Eagles teammate, Kelechi Iheanacho who joined the Foxes from Manchester City has not been that regular on the starting line up.Iheanacho was signed by Premier League club Leicester City on a five-year contract on 3 August 2017, for a reported £25 million fee.He made his debut for the club in a 4–3 defeat to Arsenal on 11 August 2017. He scored his first goal for Leicester in an EFL Cup tie against Leeds United on 24 October 2017.On 16 January this year, Iheanacho became the first player in English football to be awarded a goal due to VAR, as the referee deemed that the player had been incorrectly ruled offside for his second goal. The goal was Iheanacho’s second in a 2–0 win over Fleetwood Town in the FA Cup Third Round replay.Ahmed Musa was the third Super Eagles player at Leicester after switching to the English team from CSKA Moscow. But in the bid to have regular starting shirt elsewhere, Musa left Leicester for Al Nassr FC in Saudi Arabia.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgA spectacular goal by captain Wayne Rooney and a double from Ander Herrera ensured Manchester United kept up their rampant form at Old Trafford to climb up to third spot and open up an eight-point gap over Liverpool in the race for a Champions League spot.Rooney controlled substitute Angel Di Maria’s cross with his left foot before spinning 180 degrees and lashing a finish past Brad Guzan with his right for arguably the best goal seen at the Theatre of Dreams this season.The 79th-minute stunner was Rooney’s sixth goal in eight games for United since being moved back up front by Louis van Gaal and gave them a decisive 2-0 lead after Ander Herrera had opened the scoring approaching half-time.Although a David de Gea blunder allowed Christian Benteke to pull a goal back for Villa shortly after Rooney’s strike, the home side held on for a victory that 70 per cent possession deserved with Herrera securing victory with his second goal in injury-time.United have now won 13 of 16 Premier League games at their home fortress this season and collected a total tally of 40 points, the highest in the division.Earlier, Arsenal had blow Liverpool away at the Emirates with a 4-1 win to go 2nd. –last_img read more